These Antipodean specials were based on the ADO17 (note the doors), but were treated to unique front and rear styling.
It could be said that the Kimberley and Tasman look rather like the four-door Maxi that was never put into production, but any attempt to dress-up the design failed, in truth. The car was phased out in 1974 to make way for the Leyland P76.
|Engine capacity:||2227cc 6-cylinders in-line, transversely mounted OHC|
|Transmission:||Four speed transmission, front-wheel-drive|
|Maximum power:||103 PS (DIN) at 5500rpm|
|Maximum speed:||99mph (161km/h)|
|Launch date:||December 1970|
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